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Escalation to Stage 3 Load Shedding as Eskom Faces Unit Breakdowns

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Escalation to Stage 3 Load Shedding as Eskom Faces Unit Breakdowns

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electricity supplier, has outlined its load shedding plan for the upcoming period. The plan involves a rotational approach to load shedding, with different stages indicating the extent of power cuts.

Escalation to Stage 3 Load Shedding as Eskom Faces Unit Breakdowns

The current schedule involves Stage 1 load shedding, which will be in effect from 5 am to 4 pm, followed by Stage 2 load shedding until 5 am on Sunday. This pattern will continue until further notice.

Reasons for Load Shedding

Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena explained that several factors contribute to the need for load shedding.

In the past 24 hours, various power stations, including Camden, Majuba, Medupi, and Arnot, experienced issues with generating units, leading to their offline status for repairs. However, during the same period, Kriel Power Station managed to return two generating units to service.

Unplanned outages currently amount to 17,507MW of generating capacity, which includes the delayed return to service of Koeberg Unit 1. Additionally, there is 4,783MW of capacity out of service for planned maintenance.

These factors collectively necessitate load shedding to manage the electricity supply.

Continuous Monitoring

Eskom will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust load shedding stages as needed to ensure a stable electricity supply.

It is crucial for the public to stay informed about the latest load shedding schedules and to cooperate with energy-saving measures during this challenging period.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Until 05:00 on Tuesday, stage 4 loadshedding will continue. Until further notice, Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will take place.

Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Monday, 10 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding is being implemented until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to increased demand. On Wednesday, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 until 05:00, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 to 14:00.

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There will be a daily implementation of this pattern until further notice. A new update will be published if any significant changes are made.

As of now, 14 252MW of generating capacity has been damaged by breakdowns, while 4 118MW of generating capacity has been out of service for planned maintenance.

As of today, Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Kriel, Matimba and Medupi power stations have each reactivated a generating unit.

The Arnot and Tutuka power stations each had a generation unit out of service due to a breakdown during the same period.

Tutuka Power Station’s current capacity constraints are due to the delay in resuming two generating units. In order to restore service to the generating units, Eskom teams are working around the clock.

Members of the public are being encouraged to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, and we want to thank the people who do heed the call. During the period between 17:00 and 21:00, please turn off your geysers and pool pumps as this reduces demand, alleviates pressure on the power system, and contributes to fewer stages of load-shedding.

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